Wearables seem to be all the rage on tech media catwalks, but not so much with the general public. The problem: concerns about privacy. Still, offer consumers coupons or discounts, or help them with health and lifestyle maintenance, and you're half way there.
Health insurance provider Blue Shield of California admitted to exposing Social Security numbers of 18,000 doctors in a public filing with the state's Department of Managed Health Care.
Doctors are increasingly using mobile devices to provide patient care, yet many healthcare organizations do not have a mobile technology policy in place, according to a recent survey by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Deficiencies in electronic health record systems--both real and perceived--are driving doctors and other medical staff to substitute paper records and alternative computer systems, according to new research by the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.